Lax building permit oversights


Thousands of building permits issued by the city of Toronto remain open with no final inspection to show the work was performed properly or safely, according to a city auditor's report.

The report by Auditor General Jeff Griffiths says more than 146,000 building permits remain open — some stretching back as far as 1975 —  for construction and renovation jobs around the city.

You can click here to read the city auditor general's report into problems with the city's building permit process.